Primary Care Resources - Bowel & Bladder

This toolkit includes clinical tools, patient/family handouts, recommended algorithms and approaches. Clinicians are encouraged to select the most relevant tools for their practice and modify them to fit their needs and the needs of the patient/family.

These clinical practice guidelines and initial management flowchart reflects an interprofessional evidence based approach to management of incontinence in men, women, and the frail elderly. Emphasis is placed on assessment of consumers’ goals, consideration of quality-of-life issues, and use of appropriate outcome measures, such as voiding diaries A continence history, focused physical examination, and consideration of non-urologic contributing factors, lifestyle strategies particularly in elderly people, can establish type of incontinence and guide interventions. 1 Page.

This comprehensive document provides resources necessary for the support of evidence-based nursing practice for the prevention of constipation in the older adult population. It is intended to be used as a tool to assist in decision making for individualized client care, as well as ensuring that appropriate structures and supports are in place to provide the best possible care. 83 pages.

These evidence-based guidelines provide information on implementing a treatment program of prompted voiding for older adults with urinary incontinence. 51 Pages.

These clinical practice guidelines and flowchart focuses on the specialized management of incontinence in men, women, and the frail elderly. Re -evaluation of first line treatment with focused management strategies are provided.
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